HC Deb 02 August 1965 vol 717 cc209-10W
Mrs. Thatcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what official advice his Department issues to members of the public intending to travel to Communist countries.

Mr. George Thomson

British travellers in foreign countries are subject to political and judicial systems different from our own. Actions which are permitted in this country may incur harsh penalties in another. Travellers should observe customs regulations and any restrictions on photography. They are advised not to carry letters, money or material of any kind into or out of another country on behalf of other persons unless they have made sure that they will not thereby be breaking the law. Tourist bureaux and foreign consulates in this country will help the traveller to inform himself on these important matters.

The public should also bear in mind that in some countries there are especially severe penalties for activities which are regarded as directed against the security, or the political system of the country.